Tide and Downy: Lifting up Laundry (Giveaway)

Five years ago today, I sat in a hotel room in Shreveport, Louisiana awaiting the fate on my City while Hurricane Katrina unleashed her wrath.  We packed for a typical three day Hurricane evacuation (or “Hurrication” as we loving joke), but had no clue that those clothes would have to last us over three weeks.

Watching the news was painful as we learned of the water pouring into our City and homes.  But out of the dark, always comes a light, right (at least Gloria Estefan always said so)?  One of the great things that happened to New Orleans post Katrina was the overwhelming sense of volunteerism.  One of the companies that darted to the South to help out was Tide.  Creating the Tide Loads of Hope program was a true blessing to the citizens of New Orleans.  A truck housing 30 washers and dryers and staffed with volunteers to wash your clothes for FREE was refreshing!

Tide Loads of Hope and Faith Hill

We were in the third row!!

Tide is celebrating five years of their Loads of Hope program which has now washed over 36,000 loads of clothes across the Country.  To commemorate the milestone, Tide put together a fabulous FREE concert with Faith Hill and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for the residents of the Gulf Coast.  I had such a blast letting go of the stress of the week and dancing along with Faith and my friends!

I have been fortunate to enough to visit the P&G Headquarters in Cincinnati and see first hand what a great group of people work at Tide.  I got to venture into the labs (which was totally up my alley) to see what the brand has been working on.  Upon viewing the Tide with Acti-Lift demonstration, I could not wait to share it with my readers.  If you have little ones at daycare like I do, you know that just about every outfit comes home with stains and some are nearly impossible to release.  Tide with Acti-Lift can break up even dried on stains and lift them away from your clothes.  Honestly, I have never seen anything like it!

Another great P&G product is the new Ultra Downy April Fresh!  Don’t you just love the way clean sheets make you feel?  Do you feel like you sleep better on fresh sheets?  Now you can have that feeling all week long!  The new Ultra Downy April Fresh stays smelling and feeling fresh for seven…yes, SEVEN….whole days with the Renewing Scent Pearl Technology!  I have had the opportunity to try this fabric softener after I received a sample at BlogHer 2010, and I can say that my sheets did feel clean longer than with my traditional softener.


Instead of reliving the horrible events of Hurricane Katrina five years ago, I have tried to remain focused on the positive.  And thanks to Tide and Downy, I get to share this sense of renewal with one of my lucky readers!  One of you will win and ENTIRE YEAR of both Tide with Acti-Lift and Ultra Downy (12 coupons for FREE Tide and 12 coupons for FREE Downy)!!

How to enter:

1. Visit Tide and tell me another product you would love to try!

Additional entries

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to Experimental Mommy and Tide (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @Tide on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Tide on Facebook.

5. Place my button on your sidebar!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on September 20th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Tide and Downy for supplying a product for review.  All opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. I’d like to try the Swash

  2. I would like to try Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent.

  3. I like you both on Facebook.

  4. I look forward to trying out the Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent with my new washer!

  5. Leslie Price says:

    I’d like to try the Tide washing machine cleaner.

  6. I would like to try the Tide smartwash bra baby.

  7. I follow you both on Twitter and I tweeted:


  8. I subscribe.

  9. LOVE Tide. I’d also like to try the Tide Bra Bag. thanks.

  10. Subscribed to feed. thanks.

  11. I would like to try the Tide HE Liquid Laundry Detergent

  12. Google Reader subscriber.

  13. Id like to try the Tide Stain Release

  14. following both on twitter


  15. I visited Tide and I would also like to try their Tide ‘Swash’!

  16. subscribed

  17. liked both on FB :)

  18. I’m following both of you via twitter and I tweeted


  19. I subscribe via email

  20. Michelle H. says:

    I would like to try the Tide Washing Machine Cleaner.

  21. Michelle H. says:

    Email subscriber.

  22. lilshuga2001 says:

    tide coldwater

  23. lilshuga2001 says:

    i am a subscriber :)

  24. I would try Tide Washing Machine Cleaner

  25. I’d like to try Tide Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent. Thanks for the contest.

  26. FB like both: Slehan

  27. twitter follow both: slehan

    I hadn’t looked lately and I have 440 followers – wow!

  28. I’d love to try Tide Stain Release.